First I want to say I have been to Halifax and Peggy's Cove and you can't go wrong there. Peggy's Cove really is POSTCARD beautiful.
Dani wrote "Most of all, it is safe, the people are friendly and always happy to help visitors and new friends."
I also can vouch for this. Dani, all of you from Nova Scotia are wonderful people. I know first hand as my brother was on Swissair Flight 111 so I have been there a few times. I don't know if you were there in 1998 but since you live near Peggy's Cove you probably got to see or meet some of the families. I'll never forget the way all of you "took care" of us....
As far as things to see in Halifax and the area. Across the street from the Lord Nelson Hotel there is a wonderful park. I enjoyed just walking around there and sitting on the benches.
The cemetary where the people from the Titanic are burried is an interesting place to see. But the best place to go is to Peggy's Cove if you can get out there. If I remember correctly it's about a 45 minute drive from Halifax, maybe a little less.
Also near Peggy's Cove is the public memorial for the 229 people who lost their lives on Swissair Flight 111. The people of Nova Scotia built a wonderful memorial that is the 3 corners of a huge triangle. There is a public memorial near Peggy's Cove. Then there's a family memorial where some of the remains were burried in Bayswater. Here is a link that explains it as it is a magnificent memorial that explains it with maps.
This link shows the Whalesback Memorial close to Peggy's Cove. A coupel shots show the Peggy's Cove Light house and you can see how magnificent it looks there:
This link shows the family memorial where remains are burried in Bayswater:
If anyone plans to be there please say a prayer for the 229 souls.
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